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Government outlines plan for contractor performance database

Contracting officials would be required to check the new Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System before signing high-value deals.

Embassy fires security guards over appearance in vulgar photos

Ten ArmorGroup North America guards are on their way out of Afghanistan; company’s senior management in Kabul is being replaced.


Biden wants Recovery Act business practices to become routine

Improvements in transparency and accountability should be replicated across every government program, vice president says.

Agencies cut back on travel

Smaller alternative airlines and car rental companies see increases in business while spending on some more expensive vendors declines.

Budget analysts put price tag on TSA pay overhaul

About 36,000 TSA workers would receive raises averaging $1,700 under a bill that would move employees to the General Schedule and grant them collective bargaining rights, CBO estimates.

Senior agency leaders focus on measuring success of their programs

Labor, Agriculture, Veterans Affairs officials work to develop meaningful performance metrics.

Mixed Messages

The RNC chairman's pledge to preserve Medicare is incompatible with his party's visions of sweeping change.


Energy, Treasury announce first clean energy project awards

Recovery Act program is expected to provide $3 billion in cash assistance for qualifying companies.

Watchdog alleges abuses of Afghanistan security contract

Employees of contractor claim co-workers engaged in lewd behavior jeopardizing the security of the U.S. embassy in Kabul.

Civilian agency contract spending continues to climb

As purchases balloon, the president orders up a procurement overhaul.